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I passed the SCJP on my second try!

 
Paul Parratt
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Hi,
I have been a silent observer on this forum for a month or more. I passed my SCJP today with a mark of 76% percent (second try). I though I would write with some tips for first and second timers.
1. I highly recommend JQPlus. It is a program that you can buy of the Internet for $25USD. The interface is similar to the exam interface and it introduces one to a lot of similar questions. Do not rely on the �similar questions� showing up, but learn from them. The program overall is a good learning tool that strengthen a lot of areas I though I new. They guarantee that you will pass.
2. The exam is not as tough as one might think, but do not go in expecting this as it breeds a false sense of security.
3. Try to be as relaxed as possible. I recommend no coffee before the exam (try some chamomile tea instead). I also found listening to Baroque music helped to relax me prior to the exam.
4. Read each question VERY carefully. I can not stress this enough. There are no crazy surprises but you must understand the question.
5. If you fail the first time do not be too upset as a lot of people fail. Get back at it as soon as possible and work on your week areas.
6. Books: I used Ivor Horton�s �Beginning Java,� the �Cram Exam� book, the Sun Certification book, and Marcus Green�s tutorial.
7. Do lots of practice exams, at least 30. I recommend Marcus Green�s and the aforementioned JQPlus.
Keep tyring because when you pass it feels great!!!
That is about it and thanks for everyone�s help.
Paul Parratt
 
Ajith Kallambella
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Congratulations Paul!
Best wishes,
Ajith
PS : I am moving this thread to brand newProgrammer Certification Results forum.
 
Anil Kollur
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Hi! Paul,
Congraaaats for ur success in ur 2nd try and wish u all the best for ur java career.
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shailesh sonavadekar
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congratulations & all the best for the future.
SHIALESH.
 
sri devij
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congrats !
All the best for your future endeavours
-shree
 
JiaPei Jen
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Congratulations! Could you kindly provide the "link" to the web site to purchase a copy of JQPlus over internet? Thanks in advance.
Jia Pei
e-mail:jiapei_jen@yahoo.com
 
Paul Anilprem
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You can get JQPlus from here... http://www.enthuware.com/jqplus and the price is $18 ( and not $25 )
-Paul.
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[This message has been edited by Paul Anil (edited November 23, 2000).]
 
JiaPei Jen
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Thank you for the information. Have a happy Thanksgiving.
Jia Pei
 
Siobhan Murphy
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Congratulations!
 
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